West-Ward Pharma Drops False Ad Suit Against Rivals

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT) -- West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. on Wednesday dropped its New Jersey federal suit against generic-drug maker rivals Sandoz Inc. and American Regent Inc. after accusing them of selling a blood pressure drug labeled with unsubstantiated and inaccurate information about its uses, dosing and safety.

West-Ward did not list its reason for dropping the suit in its voluntary dismissal motion, noting only that neither of its rivals had yet filed a response to its complaint, and U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp granted the motion without prejudice.

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